Arsenal star Bukayo Saka breaks 46-year Arsenal record against West Ham

Bukayo Saka breaks 46-year Arsenal record || Imago

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka breaks 46-year Arsenal record against West Ham

Stephen Oladehinde 19:25 - 12.02.2024

Arsenal's star winger Bukayo Saka left fans and critics alike in awe as he netted his 50th goal for the Gunners during a commanding performance against West Ham United.

 This landmark goal not only highlighted Arsenal's dominance in the match but also underscored Saka's incredible journey and impact on the team at just 22 years old. 

His achievement marks him as the youngest player to hit this milestone for Arsenal since the legendary Frank Stapleton, setting the stage for what promises to be a record-breaking career.

Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka's first-half penalty against West Ham wasn't just another goal; it was his 50th for the club, an achievement that places him among the legends of the North London outfit as reported by Arsenal Insider.

At the tender age of 22 years and 159 days, Saka has written his name into Arsenal's history books, proving his mettle as a formidable force on the pitch. 

His ability to consistently perform, underscored by his second goal in the game, his 51st, showcases a player at the peak of his powers, blending skill with a keen eye for goal.

Saka sets new Arsenal's record || Imago
Saka sets new Arsenal's record || Imago

The Heartbeat of Arsenal

Saka's importance to Mikel Arteta's Arsenal cannot be overstated. As a player who combines goalscoring prowess with creative genius, evidenced by his 49 assists, Saka has become the linchpin of the Arsenal squad. 

His role is not just confined to scoring goals; he is a creator, a player who can change the course of a game with a single touch. However, his significance to the team also highlights a potential vulnerability, with Arsenal's reliance on him a point of concern. 

Bukayo Saka scores Arsenal's second goal || Imago
Bukayo Saka scores Arsenal's second goal || Imago

The lack of a natural backup for Saka in the squad is an issue that Arteta may need to address, to ensure the team's resilience and adaptability in the face of challenging fixtures.

As Arsenal continues its pursuit of silverware, Saka's form and fitness will be pivotal. The young attacker carries the hopes and dreams of the Emirates Stadium faithful, a responsibility he has embraced with both hands. 

His journey from the Hale End academy to becoming Arsenal's youngest goal machine since 1978 is a testament to his talent, work ethic, and the bright future that lies ahead. With Saka on their side, Arsenal's aspirations for glory seem all the more achievable.